Can't Stop Talking - Wednesday's Dose - April 3rd 2013

Wednesday's Dose - April 3rd 2013  

Can't Stop Talking

Today's Scripture

"So they called the two apostles back in and told them that they must never, for any reason, teach anything about the name of Jesus. Peter and John answered, 'Do you think God wants us to obey you or to obey him? We cannot keep quiet about what we have seen and heard.'" Acts 4:18-20 CEV

Thoughts for Today

Yesterday we talked about Paul's eagerness to share the gospel. Today's
scripture describes Peter and John's determination to do the same even under the threat of persecution. "We cannot keep quiet about what we have seen and heard."

Why were they so committed to sharing the good news? Their lives had been touched by Jesus. They KNEW that he was their long-awaited Messiah. They KNEW that he died and rose again. They KNEW that salvation could only come through him. They KNEW that all who trusted in him would be saved. And they were excited about what they knew. They could not keep quiet about what they had seen and heard.

Consider this...

How about us? If our lives have been touched by Jesus if we know tat he is the Messiah, the Son of God, our Savior if we know that salvation can only come through him if we know that all who trust in him will be saved are we so excited that we cannot keep quiet?

Sadly, we are often lacking this great motivation to share the gospel. We might let busyness and distractions deter us. Perhaps fear slows us down. Maybe we've lost that first love and excitement.

Let us pray that whatever is deterring us we will set it aside and focus on Jesus that our fervor will be restored and that we can join Peter in declaring, "We cannot keep quiet about what we have seen and heard."

Prayer : "Our Loving Heavenly Lord, I know I've lost some of my zeal about sharing the gospel with others. My priorities have jumbled. I haven't focused on you as I should. Even though I believe I've been doing good things, I've let the busyness distract me from sharing your message with the lost. Please forgive me and fill me with a fresh excitement and eagerness to talk about what I have seen and heard. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Wednesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy: Daily Dose Team